Great Depression Food: Hard Tack Biscuits (VHF) - 2 ingredients (really just 1)!
Updated: Aug 26, 2020
This is the 2nd post in the new monthly series: Vintage or Historic Food. This one was from the Great Depression, which oddly -- seemed pretty timely :), but mostly I just wanted some plain crackers to go with this crab dip I made (see other post). I found it on Pinterest from modernsurvivalonline.com . It does qualify as more #quarantinebaking. :)
Vintage or Historic Food series: Every month I will feature a vintage or historic recipe. Last month's was an easy 3-Ingredient Pot Roast recipe from the 1960s that I found from Old Recipes Galore on Twitter. Yummy! Groovy!
1960s 3-Ingredient Pot Roast recipe
Ingredients (only 2!):
In a 1:6 ratio, so if you had 2 cups of flour, then you would put 1/3 cup of water.
**Note: However, I ended up using 1:3 ratio -- 1/2 cup of water for 1 1/2 cups of flour.
I used bread flour because I had more bread flour than all-purpose flour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
You just mix it together -- pretty easy!
Left photo - 1:6 ratio, so I added more water.
Right photo - 1:3 ratio, 1 1/2 cups of flour to 1/2 cup of water -- after adding more water
Roll it out to 1/4" thick and poke holes into it with a fork.
I did an extra step of cutting it into smaller cracker size before baking.
RESULT: Success! :)
We are good at this! The crackers taste like nothing or any other flatbread or cracker, which is good and fine when you have a dip or spread. While it was developed during the Great Depression, it's just a really easy 2-ingredient recipe (really just one: flour) to try -- you don't have to worry about yeast or eggs, etc.
I ate them with this Easy Cheesy Crab Dip I came up with -- see below and check out that post! :)
Give it a try! We are good at this!